Friday, September 15, 2006

Windows Shortcuts 5

Internet Explorer Shortcuts:
CTRL+A - Select all items on the current page
CTRL+D - Add the current page to your Favorites
CTRL+E - Open the Search bar
CTRL+F - Find on this page
CTRL+H - Open the History bar
CTRL+I - Open the Favorites bar
CTRL+N - Open a new window
CTRL+O - Go to a new location
CTRL+P - Print the current page or active frame
CTRL+S - Save the current page
CTRL+W - Close current browser window
CTRL+ENTER - Adds the http://www. (url) .com
SHIFT+CLICK - Open link in new window
BACKSPACE - Go to the previous page
ALT+HOME - Go to your Home page
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
TAB - Move forward through items on a page
END - Move to the end of a document
ESC - Stop downloading a page
F11 - Toggle full-screen view
F5 - Refresh the current page
F4 - Display list of typed addresses
F6 - Change Address bar and page focus
ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Go to the next page
SHIFT+CTRL+TAB - Move back between frames
SHIFT+F10 - Display a shortcut menu for a link
SHIFT+TAB - Move back through the items on a page
CTRL+TAB - Move forward between frames
CTRL+C - Copy selected items to the clipboard
CTRL+V - Insert contents of the clipboard
ENTER - Activate a selected link
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
END - Move to the end of a document
F1 - Display Internet Explorer Help

Windows Shortcuts 4

Windows Explorer Shortcuts:
ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the current window?s system menu
SHIFT+F10 - Display the item's context menu
CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu
ALT+TAB - Switch to the window you last used
ALT+F4 - Close the current window or quit
CTRL+A - Select all items
CTRL+X - Cut selected item(s)
CTRL+C - Copy selected item(s)
CTRL+V - Paste item(s)
CTRL+Z - Undo last action
CTRL+(+) - Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane
TAB - Move forward through options
ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view
ALT+LEFT ARROW - Move backward to a previous view
SHIFT+DELETE - Delete an item immediately
BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up
ALT+ENTER - View an item?s properties
F10 - Activate the menu bar in programs
F6 - Switch between left and right panes
F5 - Refresh window contents
F3 - Display Find application
F2 - Rename selected item

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Windows XP Shortcuts:
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window
ALT+TAB Switch between open items
ALT+Underlined letter Display the corresponding menu
BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
CTRL+A Select all
CTRL+I Italics
CTRL+O Open an item
CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+V Paste
CTRL+F4 Close the active document
CTRL while dragging Copy selected item
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging Create shortcut to selected iteM
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL+UP ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
ESC Cancel the current task
F1 Displays Help
F2 Rename selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder
F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 Refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program
SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu
SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager
SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing
WIN Display or hide the Start menu
WIN+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
WIN+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
WIN+E Open Windows Explorer
WIN+F Search for a file or folder
WIN+F+CTRL Search for computers
WIN+L Locks the desktop
WIN+M Minimize or restore all windows
WIN+R Open the Run dialog box
WIN+TAB Switch between open items

Windows Shortcuts 2

Run Commands to access the control panel:
Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl
Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl
Display Properties control desk.cpl
FindFast control findfast.cpl
Fonts Folder control fonts
Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard
Mouse Properties control main.cpl
Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl
Network Properties control netcpl.cpl
Password Properties control password.cpl
Printers Folder control printers
Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds
System Properties control sysdm.cpl

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Run Commands:
compmgmt.msc - Computer management
devmgmt.msc - Device manager
diskmgmt.msc - Disk management
dfrg.msc - Disk defrag
eventvwr.msc - Event viewer
fsmgmt.msc - Shared folders
gpedit.msc - Group policies
lusrmgr.msc - Local users and groups
perfmon.msc - Performance monitor
rsop.msc - Resultant set of policies
secpol.msc - Local security settings
services.msc - Various Services
msconfig - System Configuration Utility
regedit - Registry Editor
msinfo32 _ System Information
sysedit _ System Edit
win.ini _ windows loading information(also system.ini)
winver _ Shows current version of windows
mailto: _ Opens default email client
command _ Opens command prompt

Keyboard Commands

Windows System Key Combinations
? F1: Help
? CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
? ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
? ALT+F4: Quit program
? SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently

Windows Program Key Combinations
? CTRL+C: Copy
? CTRL+X: Cut
? CTRL+V: Paste
? CTRL+Z: Undo
? CTRL+B: Bold
? CTRL+U: Underline
? CTRL+I: Italic

Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects
? SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
? SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
? ALT+double click: Displays properties
? SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

General Keyboard-Only Commands
? F1: Starts Windows Help
? F10: Activates menu bar options
? SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
? CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
? CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
? ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
? ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
? SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
? ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
? ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
? CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
? ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu
? ALT+F4: Closes the current window
? CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
? ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts

For a selected object
? F2: Rename object
? F3: Find all files
? CTRL+X: Cut
? CTRL+C: Copy
? CTRL+V: Paste
? SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
? ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object

To Copy a File
Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

To Create a Shortcut
Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

General Folder/Shortcut Control
? F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
? F5: Refreshes the current window.
? F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
? CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
? CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
? CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
? BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
? SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Windows Explorer Tree Control
? Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
? Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
? Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
? RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
? LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

Properties Control
? CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Move through the property tabs

Accessibility Shortcuts
? Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
? Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
? Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
? Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
? Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

Mcft Natural Keyboard Keys
? Windows Logo: Start menu
? Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
? Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
? SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
? Windows Logo+F1: Help
? Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
? Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
? Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
? CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
? CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
? Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
? Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
? Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Mcft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType Software Installed
? Windows Logo+L: Log off Windows
? Windows Logo+P: Starts Print Manager
? Windows Logo+C: Opens Control Panel
? Windows Logo+V: Starts Clipboard
? Windows Logo+K: Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
? Windows Logo+I: Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
? Windows Logo+A: Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
? Windows Logo+SPACEBAR: Displays the list of Mcft IntelliType shortcut keys
? Windows Logo+S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

Dialog Box Keyboard Commands
? TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
? SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
? SPACEBAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
? ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)
? ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
? ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding item


BlindWrite extracts all the characteristics of your media to your harddrive to reproduce a working copy. It allows you to protect your investments against damages caused by children, scratches or problems caused by frequent usage. As a side effect of the used technology, this product can also backup some protected media. It is illegal to copy media you don't own! Consult your legal advisor first. This Product creates 1:1 copies, it is maybe not the most appropriate for DVD movie copies as the source is often near to 9 GB, when the destination and most blank DVD media only hold 5 GB. For DVD movie projects please choose CopyToDVD. For double layer (DL) media this will do the job.


Google Earth Free 4.0.2080

Google Earth Free 4.0.2080
The idea is simple. It's a globe that sits inside your PC. You point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you want to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. Tap into Google search to show local points of interest and facts. Zoom to a specific address to check out an apartment or hotel. View driving directions and even fly along your route.

* Free for personal use.
* Sophisticated streaming technology delivers the data to you as you need it.
* Imagery and 3D data depict the entire earth - Terabytes of aerial and satellite imagery depict cities around the world in high-resolution detail.
* Local search lets you search for restaurants, hotels, and even driving directions. Results show in your 3D earth view. Easy to layer multiple searches, save results to folders, and share with others.
* Layers show parks, schools, hospitals, airports, shopping, and more.
* KML – data exchange format lets you share useful annotations and view thousands of data points created by Google Earth users.


Print Screen Button and Screen Shots

Print Screen Button and Screen Shots
To capture the whole screen, just hit the Print Screen (it might say Prt Sc ) button on your keyboard.

Then, open your imaging software (and a blank page, if you need to - it will depend on your software) and select your "Paste" command (usually Ctrl+V ).

This should paste an image of your computer screen into the document you're working on. You can also paste the image into a word processing program like MS Word or WordPerfect if you don't have imaging software. (With Word 2000 and newer, you might need to have the program open before your hit Prt Sc for the screenshot to go to the clipboard).

If you would like to capture only the current window, hold down the ALT button while you press the Print Screen button.

Soon you'll be a screenshot master.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Windows Tricks

Windows Trick

Jump To It!
Picture this: you’re working on a big document and you’re making some adjustments just on page 17, but you forgot something you needed on page one. So, what do you do? You end up scrolling all the way back up to the first page. Once you find what you needed, you have to go all the way back down to page 17. Aye, make it stop!
Here’s a quick way to solve that conundrum. Simply hold down the Shift key and press F5. The cursor will automatically jump to the exact place where the cursor was before you moved it.
Now, even better. You’re still on page 17 and you save and close the document. When you re-open it, the cursor will be at the very top of the first page. Press Shift+F5 again and you’ll immediately jump right back to where you were on page 17. How lovely is that?!

Select It All
Have you ever wanted to highlight a complete document or page all at once instead of dragging your mouse all the way from the bottom to the top of the page just so you can copy and paste it somewhere else? If it is two pages or more, it can get redundant to use your mouse for all of the text. Even then, sometimes your finger slips off the mouse and you have to start all over again.
If you're tired of all that nonsense, you can select all of the text on a page all at one time. All you have to do is select it all!
There are two ways you can do this. One is going to the Edit menu in whatever program you're working in (a Web page, MS Word, etc) and choose Select All. That will highlight the complete page of text, pictures, etc. Then you can just copy and paste the material wherever you want it. The job will be done much faster than using your mouse!
The other way to select it all is by using Ctrl + A. This keyboard shortcut will do the exact same thing. Just click once on the page you want to copy, press Ctrl and A at the same time and poof, it's done!

Drag, Drop, And Save Those Web Pics!
Ever stumble upon a really cool picture while you're surfing? You know, the kind you're just itchin' to share with anyone who'll look? Maybe it's a picture of a cute little puppy hanging off a couch, maybe it's a funny kid with pie all over his face, maybe it's your Aunt Edna in her swimsuit—OK, maybe not.
In any case, saving that digital snippet can be a bit of a pain. First, you right-click, then you have to select "Save Picture As" from the menu, and then you have to pick a folder and save it, blah, blah, blah...
All right, granted if that's the worst thing that happens to you all day you're living a pretty good life. But still...
Here's what I do when I want to just snag a picture fast—I drag & drop it to my desktop . Just left-click the picture, keep your mouse button down, then plop it onto your desktop. So easy it should be illegal. Of course, if your browser is maximized and you can't see your desktop this isn't gonna work.
However, there is a hidden danger within this tip you need to be aware of (alright, it's not really a "danger" but you know how dramatic I get sometimes). If you drag and drop a photo that's linked to a web page, you'll end up with a shortcut to that link instead of a picture on your desktop.
Just think—after you have that little photo on your desktop, you can create a new e-mail message, drag and drop the photo to it, and send it off to everyone you know. Isn't the internet great?

Firefox Wheel Tricks

Firefox Wheel Tricks
If you use Firefox and you have a scroll wheel mouse, you can do some pretty neat things in your Web browser. If you have used Firefox for awhile, you probably know that you can use tabbed browsing, which means you can create a new tab and then have several Web sites open and ready to view without having so many open links filling up the bottom of your desktop area.

Well, you can use your mouse wheel to close out some of those tabs when you're done browsing in a certain one. Go ahead and click on "Open a new tab" icon and go to whichever Web site you would like to visit. Once you're done looking around, just make sure the tab you want to close is selected and just click your mouse wheel. That tab will automatically close and you can go to another site or whatever you'd like to do.

You can also use your mouse wheel with the Back and Forward buttons. Just click the middle mouse button (the wheel) and away you go.

Here's one more! Try it with the Home page icon. Just highlight the icon, click the wheel once and you're instantly taken to your homepage. You can do all of these things with just a quick click on the scroll wheel. Who knew Firefox could be so fun?

Keyboard Speed

Keyboard Speed
Did you know that you can customize some of your keyboard settings? Does that sound like something you would like to check out?
Well, if you do, go to Start, Control Panel and click on the Printers and Other Hardware, then Keyboard (for XP). If you have an older version of Windows, go to Start, Control Panel and look for the Hardware icon or even just one that says Keyboard.
Once you click on that, the Keyboard Properties message box will come up on your screen. Under the Character Repeat section, you can choose how long, or short, you would like before a character (a letter, etc.) repeats itself when you're holding down a key. Maybe sometimes you're typing along and a double letter somehow shows up. It may have,because you held onto that one key just a little too long. Well, if that seems to happen to you a lot, you can change the repeat delay to a longer amount of time, so you will have more time to move onto the next letter or word. Just use the arrow slider to move in either direction.
Next, you can check on the repeat rate of your keyboard. If you sometimes hold down a key for soooooooooooooooooooo long, it may take forever for that one letter to repeat itself. You can fix that by moving the arrow slider to the Fast side. Or, if you like it slower, you can move the slide to the Slow side. Once you have it where you would like it, you can test the rate to see how fast, or slow, it will go.
The last thing you can do is play with the cursor blink rate. Depending on how fast you would like your cursor to blink at you when it's standing still, you can have it blink at a fast rate, a medium rate or even no rate at all.
When you've made all your changes, just hit OK and they will take effect. Pretty cool, huh?

Increase your browsing speed

Increase your browsing speed by viewing only text

Most of the time you spend on the Internet, you probably welcome the addition of graphic elements, such as digital photographs. However, if your Internet connection is bogged down and your browsing speed is frustratingly sluggish, you can speed things up considerably (even if it's only temporarily) by eliminating pictures from your view. To do this in Internet Explorer 5 or later, choose Tools | Internet Options, and then click on the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box. Scroll down within the Settings window until you see the Multimedia category. Then, remove the check mark from the Show Pictures check box, click Apply, and then click OK to close the dialog box.If you're using Netscape Navigator 4 or later, choose Edit | Preferences, and then click on Advanced in the Category panel. Next, remove the check mark from the Automatically Load Images option and click OK to close the dialog box.

Now when you open the next Web page, it will load much faster but without any pictures. If you want to return to a graphically rich cyberspace, simply replace the check mark for the appropriate option in the Internet Options or the Preference dialog box.

Excel Tricks

Microsoft Excel Tricks

This is a very old Microsoft Excel trick To quickly create a chart, using only your keyboard, select the data you want to plot and then press F11. Excel automatically creates the chart for you. Another way to do this trick: After you select your cells, press ALT+F1 and you'll get the same result.

Show or Hide the Formulas in an Excel Spreadsheet
When you're working in an Excel worksheet, you can alternate between viewing the values in the cells and displaying the formulas. To toggle between the different views, press CTRL+` (single left quotation mark).
If you're having trouble finding the single left quotation mark, it's on the same key as the "~" symbol. On most keyboards, it's the key directly to the left of the "1" key.

Create an Excel Chart with the Push of a Button
This is a very old Microsoft Excel trick. To quickly create a chart, using only your keyboard, select the data you want to plot and then press F11. Excel automatically creates the chart for you.
Select an Entire Range of Cells in Excel
In Excel, if you want to quickly select the entire range of cells you're working on, press CTRL+SHIFT+ ASTERISK (*).
For example, if you have a list of customers in Excel, this command will select the entire list and the column headings, but not the empty cells around the list�so you get only the cells you need.
This tip is different from the Select All command, which selects every cell in the worksheet�even the ones that you are not using.

Do Fast Calculations in Excel
Have you ever needed to know the largest value in a series of cells? You can create a formula to do that, but there is a faster way.

To view the largest value in a series of cells:

Select the cells in which you are interested, and you will see the sum of the range displayed on the status bar, which is the horizontal area below the worksheet window.
If the status bar is not displayed, click Status Bar on the View menu.
Right-click the status bar, and then click Max. Now you can see the maximum value displayed on the status bar.

You can use the same technique to find the average of, the sum of, or the minimum value in the selected range. You can also count the cells that contain numbers (by selecting Count Nums) or count the number of filled cells (by selecting Count).

Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks


You've probably seen the End key on your keyboard, but have you ever used it? Have you strayed away from it because you don't really know what it does? Well, I'm sure you're not the only one if you have, so no worries here!

The End key can actually do different things, depending on the program you're using it with. Its main use though is to help you get from the top of a page to the bottom quickly. For example, let's say you're browsing the Internet for some FAQs on a specific topic. You find a great Web site that will help you out, but your question is answered clear at the bottom of the page. Do you sit there and scroll all the way to the bottom? Well, you shouldn't! Instead, use the End key.

Hit it once and you'll be whisked away to the bottom of any Web page, any document, any file, etc. Also, if you're working with some shorter text, the End key sometimes takes you the end of a line, which is also helpful and a much faster way of doing things.

The End key is located in the little section of keys to the left of the numberpad on your keyboard. It's right under the Home key and right in between the Delete key and the Page Down key. It can be found on any PC keyboard and on some Macintosh extended keyboards. It really is a great use of a key, so go try it out!

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